Henry L. Barton
New Paltz -
Henry L. Barton, age 82, New Paltz died Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at home.
Henry was born on July 6, 1931, in Poughkeepsie, NY, he was the son of William and Helen (Polonkai) Barton. He married Lois M .Rockefeller July 24, 1955 in Tivoli, NY.
He was raised by his mother and step-father, Edward & Helen Sweeney.
He served in the Navy from 1950 to 1954 during Korean War
. Henry loved RV Camping, was
a NY Giants and a Green Bay Packer fan. He loved following his grandchildren, nieces and nephews playing basketball and baseball.He played high school basketball, and was a member of various bowling leagues.
He was employed by Western Publishing, both in Poughkeepsie, NY and Racine, WI.
Surviving in addition to his wife: Lois M.(Rockefeller) Barton, one daughter: Tracy & stephen Cotant, Jr. of New Paltz, NY and three sons: William H. & Wife Elizabeth Barton of Ulster Park, NY, Steven & Jodie Rathjen of Clinton Corners, NY, Scott & Cindy Rathjen of Germantown, NY;
Brother of four sisters: Helen Brue of Poughkeepsie, NY, Patricia Scott of Hyde Park, NY, Dolores Sweeney of Ulster Park, NY, Gertrude Andrews of Hyde Park, NY and two brothers: Peter & Kathy Sweeney of Tivoli, NY, Edward & Gail Sweeney of Stamfordville, NY
Granddaughter, Dana Holburg & Fiance James DiStasi of Milton, NY; Grandson, Paul Rathjen of Clinton Corners, NY; Grandson, Scott Rathjen of Germantown, NY; Grandson, Benjamin Rathjen of Clinton Corners, NY; Granddaughter, Christina R. Barton of Ulster Park, NY; Grandson, Corey Rathjen of Germantown, NY; Grandson, Timothy W. Barton of Ulster Park, NY; Grandson, Stephen M. Cotant, III of New Paltz, NY; Grandson, Noah W. Cotant of New Paltz, NY; Granddaughter, Faith Elizabeth Rathjen of Clinton Corners, NY; Great Granddaughter, Avianna DiStasi.
Friends and relatives may call on Sunday, December 22, 2013 from 1pm to 4pm at Copeland Funeral Home, Inc., 162 S. Putt Corners Rd., New Paltz, NY 12561. The funeral service will be held on Monday, December 23, 2013 at 10am at the Clintondale Friends Christian Church with the Pastor Daniel P. Whitley officiating. Burial will follow in the New Hurley Cemetery, Route 208, Wallkill NY.
Memorial donation may be made to: Prostrate Cancer Research Institute, 577 W. Century Blvd., Suite 800, Los Angeles,CA 90045 or www.pcri.com
Funeral arrangements are by Copeland Funeral Home, Inc., 162 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, N.Y. 12561. (845)255-1212. If anyone wishes to express condolences online please go to www.copelandfhnp.com